A day before Romania celebrates its national day, President Traian Basescu conducts an official visit in Afghanistan where he visits the Romanian troops deployed in the area. The President is accompanied by US Ambassador to Bucharest, Mark Gitenstein, Defense minister Gabriel Oprea, Army intelligence unit chief Gheorghe Savu and US Embassy to Bucharest military attache Bruce West.

Agerpres reminds readers that Romania sent 1,663 military in Afghanitan of which 1655 for the ISAF operations of NATO and 8 within the Enduring Freedom operation of the International Coalition.